Sunday, May 17, 2015

There's a New Fish In Town...

Hello Foodie Friends,

Off The Hook Seafood Restaurant has joined the East Boca Raton Restaurant scene and is already making a splash!

Located in the Fifth Avenue Shops lies an eclectic little seafood place serving reasonably priced meals in a laid-back and family-friendly environment. The atmosphere is fun and whimsical with bright, nautical colors and d├ęcor, a boat-shaped bar and exotic saltwater fish and coastal photographs lining the walls.

Off The Hook opened a couple months ago and was the location of my most recent Denise's Foodie Event. We had 22 guests ready to try the tasting menu we had planned for them. We had a lovely medley for starters, including Popcorn Shrimp Parmesan, Conch Fritters, Baked Clams Oreganata and Mini Crab Cakes.

While I enjoyed each and every one of the starters, I have to say that the Popcorn Shrimp Parmesan was the most unique. The crab cakes were also a stand out amongst the group. Next, we were served their signature Shrimp Cappucino, a kicked up version of a shrimp bisque. This soup is really rich and feels like you are being hugged from the inside as the sip makes its way down your mouth, past your throat and into your tummy! 

Next, we were served their Kale salad. Feta cheese, sliced almonds, dried cranberries complimented the kale and was tossed with a strawberry vinaigrette. The salad was fresh and crisp and had all the key components in it, but the kale could have used a little time in the marinade to fully absorb the vinaigrette and soften up, in my opinion.

Each guest was then presented a trio of dinner entrees: Grilled Mahi, Lobster Ravioli and Lemon Sole.

The grilled Mahi, although slightly overcooked, was served with a nice mango relish that that really tied the dish together.  The Lobster Ravioli, served in a vodka sauce, was quite tasty. But my favorite entree of the night was the lemon sole- stuffed with crab meat and shrimp. It was like butta! lol. So delish, it totally caught me by surprise.

For dessert, we were treated to their fabulous house made Bread Pudding drizzled with caramel sauce with our choice of a scoop of either Chocolate or Vanilla Gelato.  I, of course, chose the chocolate gelato and enjoyed the combo very much.

Other not-to-miss signature dishes at Off The Hook include the “obscenely-stuffed” steamed lobster, seafood bouillabaisse, pan-seared scallops with tomato-basil risotto, crab cake sliders, Long Island steamers and clams, and oysters on the half shell. The menu also includes many gluten-free options.

Off The Hook launched its “You Hook It, We Cook It” program in which they accommodate guests who bring in their fresh catch by cleaning, prepping, cooking and serving it to them for a nominal fee of just $10 for any 6-8 ounce fish. For more details on events and entertainment, check out out their website.

Off The Hook Seafood Restaurant is located at 1956 NE 5th Avenue in the Fifth Avenue Shops off Federal Highway in Boca Raton, and is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  

Until we eat again...
I send you delicious wishes, xo


 Denise Righetti
C.F.O. (Chief Foodie Officer)
Denise's Foodie Events & Savor Our City™

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